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Body Sense: Balancing Your Weight and Emotions

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Course 15 CEUs $186.95 including text shipping and handling.

In her new book, Body Sense: Balancing Your Weight and Emotions Brenda Crawford-Clark says that most diets are ineffective because they fail to address the true underlying cause of weight problems: powerful, core feelings that trigger the use of food whether it is eating, not eating, purging or roller-coaster dieting. Her approach to weight loss represents a radical departure from traditional treadmill-running, calorie-counting diets . Body Sense shatters the myth that a secret diet out there somewhere will solve all of our weight problems, if only we have enough willpower to stick to it, Crawford-Clark recognizes that weight loss and eating disorders are far more complex.
She examines a multitude of factors that can contribute to food and weight. Issues from stress eating to eating disorders include individual chemical make-up, trauma, family stress, financial difficulties, life transitions, anger and even allergies.

She says people often underestimate the hidden connection to past losses, such as divorce, financial problems, abuse, miscarriage, adoption, bullying, learning disorders and living in a fishbowl (often felt by children of pastors, therapists and media professionals, as well as those with physical disabilities.) Unresolved feelings and self-destructive messages that are often born during these experiences can contribute not only to that drive to use food to get out of feelings, but a continuing pattern of compulsive behaviors or self-destructive relationships.

A systematic, therapist-tested approach that helps readers honor their experiences and disconnect from the pattern of self-destructive reactions is presented. You will be introduced to the key concept of feeling flashbacks, which occur when something triggers intense feelings that were felt during a past loss or trauma and become part of the cycle of destructive food use. Crawford-Clark challenges the diet industry's popular assumption that people cannot feel good about themselves and be overweight at the same time. She also believes that all therapists can be and should be trained in recognizing and treating weight and eating disorder issues.

Body Sense will give you new insight and tools to understand why so many people struggle with their weight and why there has been such a high relapse among those with eating disorders. It goes a step beyond in giving you a resource package that you can put to use immediately to help clients from continuing in that pattern.

(Reprinted with permission from Beyond Words Publishers)
1) Participant will be able to identify how food is used to dissociate and how to intervene on that process; participants will be able to identify and change destructive core beliefs and messages.
2) Participant will be able to clinically address the issues of trauma bonds as they relate to food use; how to decrease feelings flashbacks.
3) Participant will be able to address food and weight issues along a continuum, increasing their assessments of all clients, thus decreasing relapse potential.

Participants in this 15 CE self study course will get a thorough understanding of the nature of connection between food and stress, emotions, trauma, loss, family issues and the chemical composition of the body. The reader is rewarded with valuable clinical examples and interventions. The course requires the text and provides online resources for future investigating of this clinical issue.

This course is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners Provider #2387 for 15 continuing education units for LCSWs and MFTs

The National Board for Certified Counselors #5803 approves this course for 15 ce hours (1.5 CEs).

The CA Board of Registered Nursing # 13258 approves this course for 17ce.

The Ohio Board of Counselors and Social Work # MCS040234 approves this course for 15 CEs.

Texas Board of Social Work Examiners # CS3518

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider # BAP745

Buddha In the Waiting Room Simple Truths about Health and Healing by Paul Brenner, MD

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Course 5 CEUs $76.95. Including text shipping and handling.

From his perspective of forty years in the medical profession, Dr. Paul Brenner redefines what health is: no more and no less than the acceptance and appreciation of life. Health is not simply the absence of illness. As the author comes to realize that we all have an innate wisdom of what's right for our bodies, he crystallizes the discontent with the medical profession and the hope that there is a better alternative to our definition of heath.

When, in 1976, Dr. Brenner left his traditional medical practice and began counseling individuals with life-threatening illnesses, he began to realize that, contrary to his medical training, he did not have all the answers. He finds, in the individuals he treats, a "Buddha in the waiting room"—and that there is wisdom inherent in each one of them—which he shares in this book.

The book is written from the often humorous perspective of a logic-driven realist who is reluctantly transformed by the wisdom of alternative therapies, by his acceptance of his own intuition, and by the lessons on health and illness he learns from his patients—patients, who, it turns out, were healing him. It is a tribute to patients everywhere who want their own wisdom and self-knowledge to be used by their practitioners in a partnership of life and health.

Participant will be able to:

· explain the concepts of illness, health and transformation

· describe the role of trust in the healing relationship

· discuss the concept of "shadow" in relation to the healing process

· explain the role of "unfinished business" in the death process

For more on Dr Brenner's work and 15 CE ,you may also wish to order Seeing Your Life Through New Eyes

Paul Brenner, M.D., Ph.D., is an obstetrician/gynecologist and psychologist. He left his successful clinical and academic practice of obstetrics, gynecology, and female cancer surgery in 1976 to counsel individuals with life-threatening illnesses. The understanding he obtained from these individuals led him to explore and practice alternative methods of healing. Dr. Brenner has been at the forefront of the alternative medicine movement. In 1974 he organized The Mandala Conference, whose speakers included Bernie Seigel, Andrew Weil, Carl Simonton, and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. This was the first conference on holistic health, and it led to the formation of the Holistic Medical Association.

Dr. Brenner is the author of Life Is a Shared Creation (Saybrook Publishers, 1986, 20,000 copies sold), recipient of the Rollo May Book of the Year selection, and Seeing Your Life Through New Eyes (Beyond Words Publishing, 2000)

This course is approved for 5 ce hours ( .5 CEU) by the National Board for Certified Counselors #5803.
A self study course meeting the qualifications for 5 continuing education credits for MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners #2387

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing #13258 for 6.0 contact hours.

NAADAC Provider # 389

TX Board of Social Work Provider CS3518

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #BAP745

ISBN: 1-58270-063-X

Eating Disorder Sourcebook

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Course 15 CEUs $189.95. Includes text shipping and handling.

"Eating Disorders have become an alarmingly common problem both in the United States and around the world. For some, society's preoccupation with appearances contributes to a physically and emotionally destructive quest for an imagined state of physical perfection. For others, compulsive dieting is seen as a way to gain some control in a life that seems otherwise out of control. Anorexia Nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder affect a growing number of young men and women, children, and increasingly, men." (Book Cover, Lowell Publishers, Los Angeles)

The Eating Disorder Sourcebook is a comprehensive guide to the assessment, etiology, treatment and prevention of eating disorders. It is an invaluable tool for clinicians to better understand the dynamics and treatment of clients struggling with these issues. The thorough and compassionate treatment shared by Ms Costin, a recovered anorexic and nationally known expert in the field, make this a truly rewarding educational experience.

1) Participant will be able to distinguish between diet and disorder.

2) Participant will be able to explain the etiology and assessment of eating disorders.

3) Participant will be able to describe the clinical/emotional issues involved with dieting and eating disorders.

4) Participant will be able to utilize tools for treating eating disorders in clients.

California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners
Provider #2387

(as of Feb 1, 2003 MFTs and LCSWs can obtain all of their CEs online)

National Board for Certified Counselors Provider #5803 15 ce hours (1.5 ceus)

Board of Registered Nursing
Provider #13258

National Association of Social Workers
Provider #886366656

Ohio Counselor and Social Work Board Course Approvals #MCS040234

NAADAC Provider #389

Texas Board of Social Work Examiners # CS3518

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider # BAP745

About the Author

Ms. Costin is the director of the Monte Nido Residential Treatment Center in Southern California a facility for patients with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia and exercise addiction. A recovered anorexic herself, she has dedicated her career to the treatment and understanding of these difficult clinical challenges. Ms. Costin lectures and writes extensively and is also featured on this site with her book, Your Dieting Daughter: Is She Dying For Attention?

MOTHER - DAUGHTER WISDOM: Creating a Legacy of Physical and Emotional Health

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20 CE $250.00 including text shipping and handling. May be taken in two Part I or Part II 10 CE $110.00 plus text and s/h.

"The unrealized dreams of our maternal ancestors are part of our heritage. To become optimally healthy and happy each of us must get clear about the ways in which our mother's history both influenced and continues to inform our state of health, our beliefs, and how we live our lives. Every woman who heals herself helps heal all the women who came before her and all of those who will come after her." (book jacket Mother Daughter Wisdom, Christine Northrup, M.D.)

We are honored and inspired to present the newest work by Christiane Northrup, M.D. This book represents a culmination of all of the years of wisdom and teaching Dr. Northrup has offered in Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and the Wisdom of Menopause. She seamlessly weaves together her understanding of health and medicine with an intergenerational model of health and healing. This book is rich and evocative and deserves time to digest and contemplate its teachings and insight.

PART ONE

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The participant will be able to describe the physical and psychological aspects of the immune system.

The participant will be able to describe the concept of an internal blueprint for creation.

The participant will be able to list the five facets of feminine power.

The participant will be able to list the emotional and physical aspects of shame, obsessive behavior and addictions.

PART TWO

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The participant will be able to explain the connection between self actualization and overall health.

The participant will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the developmental issues of women's wisdom from childhood to adulthood and the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges.

The participant will be able to describe the intergenerational transmission of pain and healing in women.

This course is approved for 20 CE hours ( 1.5 CEU) by the National Board for Certified Counselors #5803.

A self study course meeting the qualifications for 20 continuing education credits for MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners #2387

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing #13258 for 24.0 contact hours.

TX Board of Social Work Provider #CS3518

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #BAP745

Women's Bodies, Women's, Wisdom by Dr. Christiane Northrup

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Course Objectives
3 part 26 CE total $11.00/ce

We are privileged to present a 3 part, 26 ce post test based upon the best selling resource Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing by internationally known author and speaker Christiane Northrup, M.D. This is essential reading for clinicians, women and men who wish to better understand the impact of culture on the physical and psychological health of women. This book addresses health in depth on the social, physical, emotional and spiritual levels. Women's health is viewed within the current addictive cultural context, which often encourages achievement, striving and self denial over receptivity, self awareness and nurturance. Although the text is addressed to women and their physiology in Part II, the materials on society, energy systems, and self healing in Parts I and III can easily be transferred and embraced by men who are in search of a happier, more balanced and fulfilling life. Women's Bodies Women's Wisdom encourages us to listen to our bodies' messages and learn to make deep physical, emotional and spiritual changes in our lives.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
"Christiane Northrup, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist, is internationally known for her visionary, empowering approach to women’s health and wellness. As a practicing physician for over 20 years, Dr. Northrup is a leading proponent of medicine and healing that acknowledges the unity of the mind and body, as well as the powerful role of the human spirit in creating health.

Her pioneering work has shown that conditions such as PMS, endometriosis, breast symptoms, and uterine conditions are the language through which women’s bodies speak of wounding they have experienced in a culture which has been unsupportive to women and to those values we call “womanly.” Her years of clinical experience have taught her that life-threatening, chronic, or acute illness is often a catalyst for significant inner growth and change." excerpted from www.drnorthrup.com

Part I "From External Control to Internal Guidance"

8 CE

Participant will be able to

list the concepts of the addictive system

describe the Inner Guidance and be introduced to tools to honor and develop it

utilize the concepts of the Chakra system and the emotional and physical issues related to the system.

To order part I (8 CE $88)


Part II "The Anatomy of Women's Wisdom"

10 CE

Participant will be able to

describe the cyclic nature of the female body

use the metaphors related to the female cycle and anatomy.

list possible issues involved in

menstruation,

sexuality,

fertility.

pregnancy,

birthing

and menopause.

To order part II (10 CE $110)


Part III "Choices for Creating a Personal Health Plan"

8 CE

Participant will be able to

create a step by step healing plan

assess how to benefit most from medical choices

analyze the importance of nutrition and have different options based upon individual needs

describe the importance of movement and exercise.

To order part III (8 CE $88)


This course is approved for 26 CE hours (2.6 CEU) by the National Board for Certified Counselors #5803
An online course meeting the qualifications for 26 continuing education credits for MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners #2387

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing #13258 for 31.2 contact hours.

NAADAC Provider #389

TX Board of Social Work Provider #CS3518

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #BAP745

The Wisdom Of Menopause

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Course Objectives

Course 2 Parts 10 CEUs/ each part $11/ CE

"As the vision obscuring veil created by hormones of reproduction begins to lift, a woman's youthful fire and spirit are rekindled, together with long sublimated desires and creative drives....if the woman remains silent for the sake of keeping peace at home and/or work, or if she holds herself back from pursuing her creative urges--the result is the equivalent to plugging the vent on a pressure cooker: Something has to give. " p. 9

We are privileged to present a 2 part, 20 ce post test based upon the best selling text The Wisdom of Menopause by internationally known author and speaker Christiane Northrup, M.D. This is essential reading for clinicians, women and men who wish to better understand the impact of culture and belief systems on the physical and psychological health of women at midlife. This book addresses perimenopause and menopause on the social, physical, emotional and spiritual levels. Both alternative and traditional approaches are explored in relation to health concerns at midlife. In The Wisdom of Menopause Dr. Northrup encourages us to listen to our bodies' messages and learn to make deep physical, emotional and spiritual changes in our lives.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
"Christiane Northrup, MD, obstetrician/gynecologist, is internationally known for her visionary, empowering approach to women’s health and wellness. As a practicing physician for over 20 years, Dr. Northrup is a leading proponent of medicine and healing that acknowledges the unity of the mind and body, as well as the powerful role of the human spirit in creating health. Her pioneering work has shown that conditions such as PMS, endometriosis, breast symptoms, and uterine conditions are the language through which women’s bodies speak of wounding they have experienced in a culture which has been unsupportive to women and to those values we call “womanly.” Her years of clinical experience have taught her that life-threatening, chronic, or acute illness is often a catalyst for significant inner growth and change." excerpted from http://www.drnorthrup.com.

Your Dieting Daughter: Is She Dying For Attention

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Course 10 CEUs /12 Nursing CEUs $136.95. Includes text shipping and handling.

This highly readable text will help both clinician and client understand the physical and emotional issues behind dieting and eating disorders. Carolyn Costin, MA , MFT is the director of the Eating Disorder Center of California and has been treating eating disorder patients for 17 years. Being a recovered anorexic gives her insight, compassion and empathy to help us better understand and effectively meet this clinical challenge. The book and post test will earn the participant 10 CE / 12 CE for nurses.

1) Participant will be able to distinguish between diet and disorder.

2) Participant will be familiar with current popular diet programs and what is nutritionally sound.

3) Participant will read letters from clients and parents to be understand the clinical /emotional issues involved with dieting and eating disorders.

 

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